Do you want to run Windows software on your Mac or Linux systems? No, I am not asking you here to buy a retail version of Windows and install it along. Here, I am talking about a popular software, CrossOver for Mac and CrossOver for Linux. It enables Mac and Linux users to run Windows software without the need of a Windows operating system license from Microsoft?
Normally, CrossOver retails at $59.95 but the developers of the software, CodeWeavers, announced that it will give away CrossOver free on October 31, 2012, from 00:00 until 23:59 pm, Central Daylight Time, to everyone.
This is a huge opportunity for all, not only new users but also existing users of CrossOver. New users will just need to give their name and email address, then select which version of the software they want. You will then receive your password for CodeWeavers account. Upon login to your new account, you will be able to download the software. If you are an existing user with an active support, you just need to enter your name and email during the giveaway, your account will be appended with 12 months worth of support. If your account has expired, you will receive a new 12 month support.
Below is an excerpt of the official press release:
“Apparently still harboring ill-will from our 2008 give-away, our IT man, Jeremy Newman, had been diverting pledges into an old Hotmail account,” said White. “This promotion was a big deal to me,” continued White, “such a big deal, in fact, that I’ve recently taken to wearing a duck costume as my normal working attire. When I discovered Newman’s agenda, I was forced to trigger the giveaway immediately and to suspend his Diablo 3 privileges through the fourth quarter. Take that, Newman!”
Employees, including Newman, have serious concerns about the giveaway’s effect on the company’s financial stability and point to the utter chaos following the company’s previous “Lame Duck Presidential Challenge” in 2008 (summarized below). Upon hearing the 2012 giveaway announcement, employees exploded into an angry riot – the event was captured on video and can be seen at (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkKiMJFvXbc).
How to get CrossOver free during the giveaway?
It’s easy. You just need to visit the giveaway page and sign up for your free copy or free 12 month extension any time on October 31, 2012, from 00:00 until 23:59 CDT. If you have any questions about this promotion, you can visit the FAQ page here.
If this is not a very good deal, then what is! So, don’t miss this giveaway. If you are already using WINE, the open-source alternative of CrossOver, this is a great opportunity for you to upgrade.
Update: If you missed the CrossOver giveaway, for the next 48 hours you can still get CrossOver at 25% discount. Simply use CrossOver coupon code,
MissedFlock while placing your order at http://store.codeweavers.com
Flock The Vote Giveaway for Hurricane Sandy Survivors
If you are Hurricane Sandy survivor, you still have a chance to get CrossOver for free. You can place your request at the special giveaway page here.
Source, Image Source: CodeWeavers